New Child Benefit in Brussels

Child benefit in Brussels is changing in line with Flanders as of 2020. The Brussels administration guarantees that under the new regulations you will never receive less than in 2019. KidsLife will remain your Child Benefit payment provider in 2020 and beyond, and together we will continue to seek happiness for every child. Below is an overview of the new Brussels legislation. 

Child Benefits in Brussels before 2020

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Starting Amount or Maternity Allowance

As per the former child benefit legislation, you receive a one-off starting amount or maternity allowance upon the birth of each child. You also receive this same amount in the event of an adoption, under the adoption bonus scheme. If you are expecting a child after 01/01/2020 you will receive the following amounts: 

First Birth 1122 euros
Second and subsequent births  510 euros

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Child Benefit basic amount

As of 2020, tiered payments will no longer apply. The basic amount will instead be based on the age of your children. This fair system ensures that every child receives what they are entitled to. Because every child deserves happiness.  
The amounts depend on your family circumstances and family income.

Families with 1 child and an income of more than 31.620 euros gross per year

Born after 2020 142,80 euros per month
Born prior to 2020 153 euros per month

All other families

Age Born after 2020 Born prior to 2020

0 to 11 years

153 euros per month 142,80 euros per month

12 to 17 years

163,20 euro per month 153 euro per month
18 to 24 years (no higher eduction) 163,20 euros per month 153 euros per month
18 tot 24 jaar (higher education) 173,40 euros per month 163,20 euros per month

Supplementary Child Allowance

Orphan’s Allowance

Children with at least one deceased parent are entitled to the orphan’s allowance.  
If one of the parents is deceased, the basic amount is supplemented with half of the basic amount. If both parents are deceased, the basic amount is doubled.
As of 2020, the orphan’s allowance is no longer dependent on the cohabitation of one of the parents. 

Annual Age Supplement

This allowance is available for every family from the birth of the child. You are only entitled to this allowance if your son or daughter regularly attends pre-school. Once your child reaches 18 years of age, you will only receive this allowance if the child is pursuing higher education.  
This annual age supplement is paid in the month of August. The amounts that you will receive are detailed below:

Age Amount
0 to 5 years 20,40 euros
6 to 11 years 30,60 euros

12 to 25 years (no higher education)

51 euros

12 to 25 years (higher education)

81,60 euros

Disability Allowance

Children with a recognised condition remain entitled to this supplement.

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Supplementary Income Allowance

Every child deserves happiness! In order to provide families with maximum support, we provide a supplementary allowance that is based on your family size and family income. You can check your eligibility for this allowance below:

Your annual family income is less than €31.936,20 (monthly amounts per child)

Age Child Amount
0 to 11 years 1st Child 40,80 euros
  2nd Child 71,40 euros
  From 3 Children 112,20 euros
12 to 24 years 1st Child 51 Euro
  2nd Child 81,60 Euro
  From 3 Children 122,40 Euro

Single-parent family  (as a supplement to the allowance)

  • 1 Child: not entitled to an allowance
  • From 2 Children: 10,20 euros extra per child
  • From 3 Children:  20,40 euros extra per child

Your annual family income is between €31.936,20 and €46.359 (monthly amounts per child)

Child Amount
1 child not entitled to an allowance
From 2 Children 25,50 euro per child
From 3 Children 73,44 euro per child

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Which Child Benefit Fund should I choose?

Up until December 2019, only those who are pregnant or not yet receiving child benefit can choose their child benefit fund.  
Good news! From 2021 everyone is eligible to become a KidsLife customer. Can’t wait any longer? Then apply for Child Benefit now and we will arrange the necessary as quickly as possible! 

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